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Battle Trance

Roulette Brooklyn : 8:00 p.m. September 24

From punk-jazz scientists Little Women, his solo record Heart Protector to Ancestral Instrument Trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith, saxophone purveyor Travis Laplante has transcended and melted minds through his cosmic craft. For his latest shape-shifting venture into the... More >>

Park Slope Alternative

Rokia Traoré+Toumani Diabaté+Sidiki Diabaté

BAM Harvey Theater : 8:00 p.m. September 24

Mali’s renowned Diabaté lineage of praise singers, epic-poetry reciters, and kora players — hereditary musicians known as griots — extends several dozen generations into the past. Its most recent maestros are the late Sidiki Diabaté, who introduced Western... More >>

Fort Greene World

Aaron Parks & Dayna Stephens

Mezzrow : 8:30 p.m. September 24

Duets demand a bit more intimacy and a bit more coziness than large ensemble gigs, and this new West Village cellar, a cousin of its nearby neighbor Small's, is a comfy listening room that was launched with twosomes in mind. Pianist Parks' versatility is an ongoing attraction, and his touch -... More >>

West Village Jazz

Christopher Owens

Music Hall of Williamsburg : 9:00 p.m. September 24

Remember Girls? That cool indie rock band you were supposed to like a few years ago? They were dope, sure, but never quite to the level of praise they received, right? If this is what you thought, this is the correct opinion—and Christopher Owens, the mind behind that band, agrees with... More >>

Brooklyn Indie Pop

Vince Staples

S.O.B.'s : 11:00 p.m. September 24

With associates like Odd Future and Mac Miller, fellow Californian Vince Staples was bound to make it. The young emcee signed to Def Jam last year, a move he covertly announced on the liner notes of Earl Sweatshirt's Doris. Staples has released a steady stream of projects over the last three... More >>

West Village Hip-Hop

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

Madison Square Garden : 7:30 p.m. September 25

2014 has become the Year of the Super Tour, with a variety of power players joining forces for co-headliners determined to drive fans wild. Following in the footsteps of Bey/Jay, Eminem/Rihanna, and Drake/Lil Wayne, Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias are next in line to showcase their talents,... More >>

Chelsea Pop, Latin Pop, Latin


Baby's All Right : 9:00 p.m. September 25

Imagine, if you will, that David Bowie and Lil B had a baby. That baby would be iLoveMakonnen, the hottest name in rap right now. The Atlanta rapper/singer emerged this summer with his hit "Tuesday," and after it took over the internet, Drake jumped on its remix, offering his own spin on how to... More >>

Williamsburg Hip-Hop

The New Orleans Suspects

Brooklyn Bowl : 10:00 p.m. September 25

This Crescent City supergroup consisting of bassist Reggie Scanlan (Radiators), drummer "Mean" Willie Green (Neville Brothers), guitarist Jake Eckert (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), saxophonist Kevin Harris (James Brown), and keyboardist CR Gruver recently released its third and best album. The fiery... More >>

Brooklyn Rock

Iggy Azalea+Vic Mensa

JBL Live at Pier 97 : 7:00 p.m. September 26

This is Iggy Azalea's summer, and we're all just living in it. Lending her signature southern (via Australia) twang to tracks with Charli XCX, Rita Ora, and Ariana Grande, the curvaceous rapper topped charts and made her way into every possible radio station and spin class playlist in town.... More >>

West 50s Hip-Hop

Coheed & Cambria

Hammerstein Ballroom : 8:00 p.m. September 27

To mark the October 21 re-release of Coheed and Cambria's landmark 2003 album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, the prog-rockers are performing the full album out on tour. For long-time Coheed and Cambria fans, they can expect a night of thrashing nostalgia, reliving Silent Earth... More >>

Chelsea Prog, Rock

Eric Prydz

Madison Square Garden : 8:00 p.m. September 27

The likes of Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buuren have previously played Madison Square Garden, infecting the traditionally rockist venue with their deafening electronic pop. Eric Prydz, the Swedish DJ whose "Call On Me" became a syrupy mid-00's mainstay, will join that elite club when his... More >>

Chelsea EDM

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust

Union Pool : 9:00 p.m. September 27

There are many sides to former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo: noise harrier Lee, alt-rock balladeer Lee, experimental sound-sculptor Lee, notepad-burnishing poet Lee. On his two recent LPs for Matador - the first solo, the second billed alongside backing band The Dust - we've borne witness... More >>

Brooklyn Rock

DJ Chuckie

Governors Island : 4:00 p.m. September 28

he king of Dirty Dutch is bringing the Amsterdam-based, high pitched-house music to Governors Beach Club to close out the summer beachside concert series. Take advantage of the last days of summer by taking the ferry (which is included in ticket price) to join Chuckie and his labelmates for an... More >>

Financial District Dance

Imelda May

The Paramount : 8:00 p.m. September 28

The rise of Imelda May has been a slow climb, but a steady one. The singer began to round the Dublin burlesque circuit at 16, and even then, her fundamental traits were in place: pop-noir glamour that takes the blues as its home base, and the kind of big, theatrical voice that you’d... More >>

Long Island Singer-Songwriter

Imelda May

Irving Plaza : 7:00 p.m. September 29

The rise of Imelda May has been a slow climb, but a steady one. The singer began to round the Dublin burlesque circuit at 16, and even then, her fundamental traits were in place: pop-noir glamour that takes the blues as its home base, and the kind of big, theatrical voice that you’d... More >>

East Village Singer-Songwriter

Aloe Blacc

Santos Party House : 7:00 p.m. September 30

Whether you recognize the name or not, the voice of Aloe Blacc is unmistakable. Blacc, a former rapper born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III from California, is the man featured on "Wake Me Up," the mega-mega club hit he co-wrote with DJ Avicii. He's also the behind the ridiculously catchy "I Need... More >>

Chinatown Pop


Santos Party House : 7:00 p.m. September 30

New York stalwart Tommy Victor formed and nurtured Prong in the NYC of the ‘80s, and happily, the singer/guitarist’s ‘90s move to California didn’t dim the band’s urban, industrial-tinged-metal, ruthlessly propelled by a driving, organic, aggro strength.... More >>

Chinatown Metal


Terminal 5 : 8:00 p.m. September 30

Jillian Banks was all over Fashion Week this year, and it came as a surprise to no one. As BANKS, the L.A. singer is custodian of a smoldering, excessive minimalism, if it’s not too oxymoronic to say so. With her futuristic r&b jams and most of her videos shot in black-and-white (or... More >>

West 50s R&B

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Beacon Theatre : 8:00 p.m. September 26; 8:00 p.m. September 27

The Tedeschi Trucks Band completes their fourth annual residency on the venerable Beacon stage with a little help from their friends (we can only hope). After 45 years together and 25 at the Beacon, the Allman Brothers Band is ready to pass the baton to worthy successors with a literal and... More >>

West 70s Rock, Blues

Steve Coleman & 5 Elements

The Stone : 8:00 p.m. daily until September 28

One of improvisation's most dazzling minds, the saxophonist continues to till new soil with his latest album -- the fetching interplay on Functional Arrythmias is inspired by the the sparks that fly through the human body's circulatory, nervous, respiratory systems. The intuitive counterpoint,... More >>

East Village Improvisational

'Celebrating Adolph Green'

54 Below : 7:00 p.m. daily from September 25 until September 27

Few songwriters are greeted as close friends as they walk the Manhattan streets. This lyricist was. Why wouldn’t he be? With Betty Comden, he put the words “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town” together and then went on to prove that for him it irrefutably was.... More >>

West 50s Tribute

Caetano Veloso

Howard Gilman Opera House : 8:00 p.m. September 25; 8:00 p.m. September 26

Brazil's premiere trad-experimentalist is still rocking out at age 72. Released earlier this year, Abraçaço (Big Hug) is the final installment in a trilogy of albums the Tropicalia legend recorded with the young rock trio with whom he'll perform. Veloso sings about sex, politics,... More >>

Brooklyn Bossa Nova

The Raveonettes+Coves

Music Hall of Williamsburg : 9:00 p.m. September 29; 9:00 p.m. September 30

Beneath the sweet vocals, dreamy fuzz and jangling guitars, there is a darker edge to Danish duo, The Raveonettes. "Boys Who Rape Should All be Destroyed" was the title of a sunny track on their 2009 album, In and Out of Control, while new album Pe'ahi deals with the recent death of Sune Rose... More >>

Brooklyn Alternative
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Kronos Quartet & Laurie Anderson

BAM Harvey Theater : 7:30 p.m. daily until September 27

Part of the BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival, the boundary-breaking Kronos Quartet demonstrates the breadth of its scope with two separate collaborations. On September 20, they join 10,000 Maniacs frontwoman-cum-folk chanteuse Natalie Merchant, Carolina Chocolate Drops lead singer Rhiannon Giddens,... More >>

Fort Greene Jazz

The Black Keys

Barclays Center : 8:00 p.m. September 24

Gene Simmons can say that rock is dead all he wants, but that hasn’t stopped the Black Keys from keeping the spirit of the genre kicking. Since their formation in the the early aughts, the Ohio duo has slowly risen to become rock ’n’ roll’s foremost act. Albums like... More >>

Brooklyn Rock
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